30 April - 19 May 2019

  • Extraterrestrial Events

    Photo credit: Luca Truffarelli

  • Extraterrestrial Events

    Photo credit: Luca Truffarelli

Ireland | World Premiere

Extraterrestrial Events
(Company Philip Connaughton )

The truth is out there… or is it? In a spectacular new dance piece, that’s also an opera, Philip Connaughton sets out to uncover Extraterrestrial Events. From the team behind the award-winning Tardigrade, Connaughton is joined by four incredible dancers, composer Michael Gallen and world-renowned soprano Kim Sheehan.

This ambitious show is inspired by real UFO sighting reports made to GEIPAN, a unit of the French Space Agency investigating unidentified aerospace phenomena. One thing the events they record have in common: doubt. Did they really happen? Do we want to know?

Exploring denial, truth and fear of change, Extraterrestrial Events is a multisensory experience that is truly out of this world.

Choreographer: Philip Connaughton
Performers: Zoé Bernabéu, Philip Connaughton, Kevin Coquelard, Michael Gallen, Lucia Kickham, Ryan O’Neill, Kim Sheehan

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Samuel Beckett Theatre

  • Dates
    Sat 27, Sun 28 May
  • Times
  • Duration
    60 mins approx. (no interval)
  • Cost
    €22 full price / €18 conc.
  • Post Show Talk:
    Sat 27 May

Strobe lighting is used in this performance.
The main entrance to Trinity College at College Green will be closed on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May due to building works. Please access the Samuel Beckett Theatre via the Nassau Street entrance and make allowances for this when traveling to and from the venue.

“An explosion of colour... and then they begin to sing… incredibly sensual and so beautiful” - RTÉ Arena on 'Tardigrade'

“(a voice) that sets the pulse racing” - Financial Times on Kim Sheehan


Supported by

Funded by The Arts Council & Dublin Dance Festival. Supported by Residency at Dance Ireland, Project Arts Centre, Shawbrook Dance, Studio le Regard du Cygne, Axis: Ballymun and FRINGE LAB at Dublin Fringe Festival.